Bernt  Sander

Bernt Sander

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Bernt Sander
Birth Name
Other Names Sanders
Lived ca. 1826 - 31 Jul 1862
Residence at Muster-In Winneshiek County, IA
Company at Enlistment K
Rank at Enlistment Corporal
Muster Date 11 Feb 1862
Cause of Death Disease
Death Location Jacinto, Tishomingo County, MS
Burial Location National Cemetery at Corinth, Alcorn County, MS

Bernt Sander joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company K. The company called itself "Clausen's Guards" in honor of the 15th's first Chaplain, Claus L. Clausen. Most of the company was recruited from Scandinavian communities in Minnesota and Iowa, with the rest from Wisconsin.

The army listed him as living in Winneshiek County, IA, age 35, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on January 6, 1862, in Winneshiek County and mustered at Madison, WI, on February 11, 1862, as a Corporal (Korporal). He was left behind sick at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on June 11, 1862. Sander died of disease in regimental hospital at Jacinto, MS, on July 31, 1862. He was buried in National Cemetery at Corinth, MS.

Sources: WHS Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin. Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.140; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.641; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.265; Oberst Heg og hans gutter, Waldemar Ager, 1916, Fremad Pub. Co., Eau Claire, WI, p.319.

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